Laundry Room Refresh

By Kate Riley January 13, 2015

Every two months I partner with Better Homes and Gardens products for Walmart. Since January is all about a fresh start, it was the perfect opportunity to give the laundry room at the Las Vegas house a refreshed look for the new year. The makeover took only a few days, it was simple and budget friendly, but completely transformed the space from dingy and dated to fresh and fabulous!

Here’s the before and after, details on the makeover to follow.

laundry room before paint

laundry room makeover

This house has no hallway linen closet so these cabinets tucked in the corner serve the same function. The cabinets were in great shape, but the off-white paint had yellowed over time so instead of replacing them, repainting them made the most sense.

white painted laundry room cabinets copy

To refinish them, I lightly sanded them with a medium grit sanding wedge to remove any debris then primed with Zinnser’s oil based primer. I painted over them with two thin coats of ‘White on White’ semi gloss leftover from when we painted the home’s doors and baseboards. (For more in depth details on how to refinish cabinets, read this post). The wall color is the same as in the kids’ room (also leftover paint) and a pretty shade of pale aqua blue, ‘Melting Moment’ by Behr.

Hardware always makes a difference, these are simple oval knobs in brushed nickel I found at Home Depot.

knobs

Also there was the issue of the old wallpaper. Stripping is always the first and arguably better option, we dealt with that headache downstairs, but in this space I took a different approach. I primed and painted over it which you can do if the wallpaper is in good shape (no rips or tears).

Surface prep is the key to seal it and hide the old pattern. First, fill in any gaps with spackling, when dry sand any bumps or residue, then prime the wallpaper (I used two coats to hide the pattern) with an oil based primer. Here is a helpful video explaining the steps on painting over old wallpaper with greater detail.

painting over wallpaper

We added a shelf for additional storage above the washer and dryer, Matt cut 2 ½ x ½” boards to support the new 11” melamine shelf (supplies from Lowes) and attached it to the wall with wood screws and a brad nailer.

shelf above washer dryer

I accessorized with products from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart, pictured are the wall mounted drying rack and the flip tight storage containers.

wall mounted drying rack

drying rack and storage containers

The flooring was poorly installed white vinyl, rather than replace it at this time I caulked the visible seams and covered it up with carpet tiles from FLOR. The drum semi-flush light is from Lowes. The space still needs a hamper and I’d like to add more hooks for drying pool towels on the right but for now it’s a huge change from what it was!

laundry room makeover

 

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924 comments

  1. As usual, it looks wonderful! I might not even mind doing laundry if I were in a room like that.

  2. I really like that wall color. I keep trying different pale blues and greens in our bathrooms, but can’t seem to find one I’m really happy with. Maybe that one will work.

  3. What a terrific transformation! My laundry is in the basement. It’s dark and depressing. Love this room!

  4. Great job on the laundry room redo! It’s on my list to make my laundry room over this year too.

  5. We just moved in with my in-laws and their wash room is about a tenth the size of yours- but I think the bright white and the shelf above the washer is exactly what they need! Great job

  6. Looks beautiful! I love the crisp, clean color palette. Perfect for the room from which everything should come out clean :-).

  7. Love the shelf above the washer and dryer, very practical and pretty! Flor tiles are a great idea, wouldn’t have thought of that! Beautiful!

  8. Simply beautiful! Funny thing is I have the exact same cabinets in my laundry room. How did you deal with the exposed hinges?

  9. What an amazing laundry makeover! I could use a shelf or two in my laundry room and you make it look so easy.

  10. What an amazing difference!! I love the idea of carpet tiles over top a floor you didn’t like. And I definitely need to add a shelf like that in the empty space above my washer and dryer.

  11. Lovely :) you may address this elsewhere, but why oil based primer? Because it lays down better? Can you cover with latex or enamel?

  12. What a beautiful laundry room, we had to deal with a lot of wallpaper in our house too by far the best option was to paint over it (ours was applied to the drywall with no primer). Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.

  13. It looks so clean and simple, I’d want to do laundry if mine looked like that! And it could, if I win the gift card because my laundry room is designed exactly like yours so I’m pinning this post to copy this in my room. Thank you!

  14. haPpy to see an example of an all white laundry room! Thinking of doing something similar in our house! Looks great!

  15. Love this makeover! If I had the chance to build any room from the ground up it would be the laundry room…because I spend so much time in there!

  16. I need to update my laundry room and this has great ideas! Love the colors, the hanging rack and the rug on the floor. Now I just need to get started.

  17. This is almost exactly like my laundry and you have picked up some great Walmart items to use. The laundry rack is on order as I type. Well done!

  18. My laundry room is the first priority on my to-do list this year! The layout is a lot like this one. Hope my turns out half as cute. :)

  19. I have the better homes and garden canisters and they ROCK! They are easy to open, come in a variety of styles and are also pretty. I would by 10 more, if I could.

  20. looks great! i think i’ll have to pick up that drying rack – so useful and it’s a great price!

  21. Your laundry room re-do is super. I’ve really got to try your technique and paint a cabinet in my downstairs bath. I love everything you post. Vikki in Va

  22. How great! I love that color on the wall and I will be running out to get that drying rack asap! One day I will finally get it together, take some inspiration from you, and paint a few cabinets. One day soon…

  23. Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing difference. You’re so lucky to have such great light too. It’s beautiful. My laundry room is tiny and enclosed with no window. But you have inspired me to get to work and make it cheery!

  24. It never ceases to amaze me what a simple coat of white paint can do for a space. It looks lovely. I also love the laundry drying rack. I might just have to pick one up.

  25. Will definitely be looking for that drying rack at my Walmart! Aqua is always so fresh and clean feeling, nicely done!

  26. I am definitely going to get that wall mounted drying rack. Maybe even two. I have the floor type and they are in the way of our new puppy. Beautiful upgrades in your laundry room. Thanks for the ideas.

  27. So pretty! What a dramatic difference and love the soft colors. I want the drying rack! Thanks for sharing.

  28. How fresh ! I will never tire of white and paired with aqua is fabulous. I love the Better Homes and Garden line at Walmart. I was able to recycle my November issue just today. Sept’s and Nov’s were really great issues this year.
    It would not be a chore working in that laundry room. Great Job!

  29. The laundry room looks amazing! I have years of experience helping my brothers paint professionally (interior/exterior) and it still amazes me what a little paint can do.

  30. WOW! Much easier on the eyes and way more functional! And with simple upgrades! Looks fantastic!

  31. Amazing what a very creative mind can do on such a sensible budget. The room really looks fab!

  32. I enjoyed the transformation, especially what you did with the floor and drying rack. Quite inspirational to save space. Thank you for sharing and this opportunity to win!

    Angela

  33. I love this update – and it actually seems achievable. Everything looks great. My fave is the floor transformation – the Flor carpet tiles are so cute. Would love to know how they hold up, as we’ve been debating them for our laudry room.

  34. We recently moved into a new to us home and I want to freshen up our laundry room – love what you have done and I am going to have to use that Melting Moments color on the walls!

  35. I’ve been an avid reader and subscriber to your blog/emails for years. Simply said, I love your style – fashion forward with a clean, fresh, welcoming feel! You’ve been a terrific source of inspiration for me in remodeling some of my rooms. Still have a few more left to do. Your DIY instructions are clearly written and extremely helpful. I appreciate your talents and hard work. It’s so apparent you put your heart in all of your projects❤️ Thank you!

  36. You always inspire me to do get creative in my house. I love the light in the laundry room. I’m going to buy one for my closet.

  37. What a pretty laundry room! I especially love the Melting Moments paint, the Flor tiles, and the shelf.

  38. Another job well done! Thanks for the info on painting over wallpaper. We had the same thing done in our laundry room but apparently my painter did not prep correctly as I have a few seams showing through the paint. Nothing major but irritates me when I go in there to do laundry. I would like the walmart gift card to purchase the headboard you used in the master bedroom. What is your impression of the quality of that headboard?

  39. Thanks for telling me how to prep and paint over old wallpaper! Seems like every house I renovate has wallpaper-itis!

  40. I like the simplicity of this room…in my opinion, a laundry room should always be a light color…

  41. i love the crisp white cabinets and that fabulous shade of blue on the wall – such a difference!

  42. so bright — I have been thinking about painting my shelves in my laundry area as well — you have inspired me to do so!

  43. Great job!! Everything looks so fresh and bright. I could do laundry without any problems in that room. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. The laundry room looks great! I appreciate your review of the better homes & garden line at walmart & becuase of you I’m interested in purchasing the headboard you featured. If I win the giftcard, I’d definitely make that purchase!

  45. I really love this. A practical re-do of a room that won’t break the bank or require a professional to implement. Thank you so much! I was in need of this “can do” boost.

  46. I’m getting ready to do my laundry room and I love the simplicity of your room! The light colors make it so bright! Thanks for sharing :)

  47. Great transformation…who wouldn’t want to do the laundry now…it is so pretty! On my way to Walmart for a drying rack now…thanks for sharing!
    {{{HUGS}}
    Joy

  48. I’d love to win…love all the products you highlighted. The laundry room looks great!

  49. This entire home transformation is fun to see and read about. Thank you for sharing these updates with all of us. I love what you did to transform the laundry room. If I were to win the $100 gift card, I would transform the storage options in my closet.

  50. Your blog is great. You do so many things I would like to do in my house. I have saved your blog posts for future inspirational ideas when the time comes to doing things in my house. THis is the exact laundry room I have. I was looking for some inspiration as to what to do with my room for some time now. I am going to do the the shelf but make so that it folds back on top of itself and open it when needed and use it as a folding shelf when folding clothes. The Drying rack I have even saved the site so that I can purchase this. The Drying rack is exactly the one I was looking for and yet haven’t found it but today I did from your site. Also. I wanted this paint color, but didn’t want to have to go look and guess and try a bunch of colors to find the right color. Now from your blog I have written the name of the paint and know the exact color I am going to purchase. Your blog is great and shows me that little ole Mary can do this or that too.
    I have been following yr blog for years now and have never stopped being inspired by all you do. keep up the good work.

  51. Beautiful room..Love what your doing on the flipper..After all that work l don’t think l’d be able to sell it..

  52. Great transformation! I have a laundry room with a similar configuration and is painted light green. I prefer the color you chose and white cabinets. Thanks for the idea!

  53. Love the laundry room makeover. I was recently discussing, with my husband, the need for a wall mounted drying rack. Gotta check out Walmart. Thanks for the inspiration!

  54. What a beautiful transformation! I need to do this to my laundry room. Thanks for the inspiration!

  55. Great makeover, I might have to get that pull out drying rack. I have been eyeing the tripod lamp every time I go to Wal-mart, so this gift card would come in handy.

  56. I want the wall mounted drying rack – but I do not know where I could put it in our laundry room. The shelf is an idea I may use.

  57. Love the flooring carpet tiles & the drying rack which I think I’ll add to my laundry room. Maybe that will eliminate the problem of the shower curtain rod always falling down when I’m drying my clothes. Lol

  58. Love how fresh and bright the space looks now! I’ve had my eye on FLOR tiles for awhile now but haven’t figured out a way to use them that’s not super expensive. This alternative is such an affordable idea and in a room that might have clorox spills at some point, it’ll be nice to have the option to just switch out damaged tiles! Nice work! :)

  59. I love when some small changes have such dynamic results. I want the wall mounted drying rack – it’s perfect for my space.

  60. I’m moving on the 28th of this month and am definitely going to brighten up the laundry room. Thanks for these great tips!

  61. what a great example of a budget friendly makeover & i love the added shelf over the appliances!

  62. It is looking great and so much more fresh! I, too, am working on a redo of our laundry room. I have been trying to find a rug and was thinking about using the FLOR tiles. Are yours an indoor/outdoor variety?

  63. Kate you do have great vision. Not necessarily a plus for a lawyer but definitely the key to your new passion. Great redo.

  64. I’ve been looking for a drying rack like that! And great tips on painting over wallpaper. I need to tackle that myself!

  65. Wow, that is like daylight and dark! Love it, sure could use this one! Thanks for the chance!

  66. SO fresh!!! And lovely – plus, showing how a limited budget (i.e. not replacing cabinets and doing a complete overhaul, etc) can still totally transform a room. :-) Thanks for the chance to win!!

  67. What a difference that shelf makes, while adding storage to the room it also adds character. I didn’t know Walmart carried this drying rack, winning this gift card would help me to purchase it. I have cupboards similar to these except there is about 4 inches of empty space on each side between them and the wall, I have been looking for ideas of how to make them look more like built-ins. I am loving finding the quality home decor items at Walmart in the Better Homes and Garden line.

  68. Wonderful transformation! My laundry room definitely needs updating and this has inspired me.

  69. Thanks for your breakdown. Going to implement some of these in our laundry room…they are very similar!

  70. We’re currently reorganizing our pantry, and $100 would buy a lot of pretty supplies! :) The laundry room makeover looks great!

  71. Beautiful! Our laundry room is the only room in our house that hasn’t been painted since we moved in; it could definitely use a refresh!

  72. I love how fresh and bright the laundry room is now! Thank you for showing us what a little work and elbow grease can make all the difference.

  73. My laundry room, which is also a mudroom entry from the garage, was refreshed 4 years ago. But, the refresher …needs a refresher.

  74. It looks great, so fresh and updated! Love that wall drying rack, going to check that out.

  75. I love it!!! It’s always great to have a fun place for all of lifes little chores!! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration you share!

  76. Great updated look! Nice and fresh and blue is my favorite, so that’s a plus! The paint and rug made 95% of the difference IMO. My utility/laundry room could use a refresh like this!

  77. Wow, painting the cabinets white really brightened up the small space. Great job turning the laundry room into a place someone might want to be in ;)

  78. The light & airy effect is perfect & necessary for any laundry room. Not only does it give off that ‘Fresh & Clean’ feel ,but it also helps cheer you up when actually doing laundry , because lets face it who LIKES doing laundry most of the time ! Such a great makeover !

    Paige.Rose

  79. WHOA! Love that color for a laundry room. The white cabinets alone seriously changed the look but everything else you did makes that space much more inviting. I thing laundryrooms are a MUST for making over. If they’re dirty or dingy I feel like the clothes never get clean!?

  80. Wow! What a huge difference. I love that drying rack. I have got to spruce up our mudroom now that you’ve inspired me. :D

  81. Beautiful makeover! I love the pull out drying rack. I’m going to look for that to add to my small laundry space.

  82. It looks so bright and clean, awesome job. I don’t see any natural light and am wondering if that pretty light fixture provides ample lighting.

  83. Definitely so much fresher! As always, the speed at which you do these makeovers amazes me!

  84. I really like and want to add a drying rack like the one you added. I like it being off the floor.

  85. This looks so great!! I’m gearing up to do a laundry room overhaul as well so found his very inspiring. I need that drying rack!

  86. It looks so nice. Your recent posts are timely for me. I’ve been wanting to paint my bathroom cabinets, so it’s nice to see your beautiful, finished products. Thanks!

  87. These small changes (lots of work though, I know) made a huge difference. It looks so fresh & organized. Great job!

  88. It’s amazing what a little paint, new fixtures and a colorful rug can do to a laundry room. Love your color combinations.

  89. Thank you for sharing. I now feel confident to make these changes myself!
    Walmart and Home Depot here I come….

    I look forward to my next Better Home and Gardens mag…they always published great ideas as well.

  90. So much brighter! I love the carpet tiles. Everyone needs a cheery place to do their laundry :)

  91. Great makeover….love the new FLOR tiles! I wouldn’t mind doing laundry in that space. :)

  92. I just updated my laundry room as well… a little bit of paint and a few accessories goes a long way. Great job.

  93. This looks great!! it always amazes me what a difference paint can make! It is a fresh and bright space now!!!!

  94. Amazing what can be accomplished with just a few basic supplies and some elbow grease. Looks great!

  95. Looks awesome! I like the clean look of the white cabinets with the brushed nickel hardware.

  96. I absolutely love every room you have done!! Your laundry room is also beautiful!! I love the simplicity of each of your designs. I look forward to each of your rooms!!!

  97. What a beautiful transformation! It’s amazing how paint and lighting can update a space. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’ve enjoyed your blog for years, Kate, and appreciate your talent.

  98. This looks great. I have been toying with the idea if painting the wallpaper in our dining room to hold us over to a re-do. Thanks for the tips! I also love the shelf and decorative Home and Garden accessories.

  99. love love love the budget friendly updates! the pale aqua and white are perfect for a laundry room :)

  100. Love the BHG line at WalMart…was just checking out their lampshades to fill a lampshade emergency :) and was impressed with their affordable lamps and mirrors…lots of look for less. Beautiful makeover ….I’m going to check out the drying rack next!

  101. Awesome transformation! I am always amazed how small updates can have such a big impact! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  102. Wow! I’m always inspired by leftover paint + sweat equity :). This gets me excited to do our kids’ bath!! Thanks for the inspiration- and the chance to win!!

  103. Never gets old, how paint transforms a space. I love how you do budget friendly makeovers for real folks out here like us. I love the drying rack, I’m not DIY & can’t afford pricey $200 options, definitely will be picking this up!

  104. I just love the fresh look, what a transformation! Especially love the drying rack, now I need one :)

  105. Love the blue and white, so calm and relaxing which is great for a room that can be all about the mess and chaos in our family of 9.

  106. Love this makeover. Lots of ideas to use for my own laundry area makeover! I also have some wallpaper to paint over, so I really appreciate that tip!

  107. It looks awesome!!! I love that shade of blue, I’m getting ready to refinish out cabinets in the bathroom soon!

  108. Your update made a huge difference! I think I will buy a drying rack like yours and install in my laundry room!

  109. Wow, I didn’t know Walmart carried a drying rack like that. I’d love to have one in my laundry room. The new room look amazing.

  110. Always enjoy posts with the Better Homes and Gardens line. I haae a hard time finding the items at my Walmart though.
    Whoever winds up buying/renting this Vegaas house was sure lucky to have you fix it up!

  111. What a difference! I love your site; you inspired me to do a DIY renovation of my kitchen. I learned how to paint cabinets from reading your posts! Our kitchen has truly been a labor of love, as it is our first attempt at a project of this scale, but it is really coming together and I’m happy with the results! And coincidentally, we chose the same oval knobs that you used in this laundry room project :) Thank you for your keen eye, clear instructions, and ability to make us feel that we can do it!

  112. Such a pretty makeover! I used almost the same colors in my laundry room remodel this past year. Looks so clean and fresh. I found a drying rack from Ballard but it costs almost $200! I love the little rack from Walmart you used and didn’t even know they carried that product. I just ordered the drying rack from Walmart. Excited to put it up in my laundry room.

  113. Love the transformation! I have a mudroom which contains a laundry area and have been wanting to redo that space for quite some time. There are existing cabinets on the wall that are not wood and appear to be Formica. They are dated and a very ugly yellowish green color. I really want to change them, but wonder is ther a way to paint formica? Thanks…best wishes!

  114. this looks amazing! I also love how you use what’s left over from other paint projects….so economical

  115. Very nice! The washer and dryer even look like they received a makeover just because the space surrounding them looks better!

  116. I can’t wait for the day to remodel a laundry room for myself. This looks gorgeous!

  117. Looks so clean and fresh! And I have been pleasantly surprised by so many of the BH&G products at Walmart lately. Definitely worth checking out.

  118. What a lovely refresh. Just about to tackle another re-do of our laundry room. Love the addition of the drying rack. I must check those out at Walmart. I’m thinking of placing it above the laundry tub for those “drip-dry” items.

  119. Wow, Kate, what a huge difference! I love how bright and airy the laundry room looks in your after photos! I might even look for an excuse to do laundry in that room :)

  120. How timely!!! I’ve started plans to update and organize my laundry room and just started yesterday by ordering the pan for under the washing machine! I like the color choice and accordion drying rack!

  121. Looks great. Maybe you can also show us some tips for those of us with laundry rooms in the basement! Thanks!

  122. Wow, it’s amazing what some cleaning and paint will do. I like the simple containers you used. I think I’ll check them out the next time I’m at Walmart. Thanks for mentioning where everything came from–nothing is more frustrating than to find a picture of what you want, but you don’t know what it’s called or where to find it. You do such a great job, always fun to see what you’ve been up to! thanks for sharing

  123. Great job. You have made my creative juices flowing. Time to tackle my laundry room.

  124. I have similar cabinets in my laundry room. I am going to copy some of your ideas! Thanks for this post, It came at the right time!

  125. I love love love the blue color in that laundry room. Kinda makes you want to do laundry. Kudos for a great redo!!!!

  126. Im in the process of redoing my laundry “closet” and am definitely going to get one of those wall mounted drying racks!

  127. Love the paint choices! You have inspired me to update my laundry room. The drying rack is awesome. It sure beats handing wet clothes from the door frames. Great job!

  128. What a beautiful transformation! You made smart choices that made a big impact in a short time. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  129. Looks amazing! :) What can you do with mobile homes? ;) You’re welcome to work on mine!
    Really, great job :) :)

  130. Beautiful remod…looks fresh and clean just like a laundry room should! Great job :)

  131. Such little changes and the space has a whole new life! That drying rack is a great idea, way better that the one I have, where you have to pull it out each time, put it away and hide is somewhere (in a small place that could be interesting)

    Thanks for sharing! Great turnout!

  132. Love how you updated your laundry room! I don’t think I would mind doing laundry in there!! Well, maybe…..

  133. It looks so bright and fresh! This is my dream for a laundry room, but for now it’s in the dungeon part of my basement.

  134. This was perfect timing as we are right in the middle of planning our laundry room redo! Cute drying rack! Does it hold things on hangers?

    I just love your style and clean approach to your designs!

    Leanne

  135. Wish my laundry room had storage like this! I really like the air-tight containers used here. We have them in our pantry for dry goods–don’t know why I never thought of them for laundry supplies!

  136. Love how bright and clean it looks, bought that drying rack and waiting for my husband to install- hope it looks as seamless as yours!

  137. You always inspire me with your “afters.” I love to see how you totally transform and update a space. Using Better Homes and Garden products from Wal-Mart allows ALL of us an opportunity to update our homes with a smaller budget.

  138. It always amazes me when I see how paint can make all the difference in the world. Love all the changes you made – very fresh and clean.
    Thanks for the give-a-way.
    Barbara in TN

  139. The white paint made it look like a completely different room. I had to keep comparing and contrasting the pictures to make sure it was the same room. Fantastic job.

  140. Kate,
    You are an inspiration. Now I’m Looking at some of the ways I can incorporate your ideas into our laundry room makeover!

  141. What a difference paint can do. I have been wanting to work on my laundry room but I feel that project always gets put on the bottom of my to-do. I definitely will be taking some inspo from your room!

  142. This looks great! You always do an amazing job on your projects. Excited for this giveaway!!

  143. That made a huge difference. It looks great. And thanks for reminding me of the Flor carpet tiles. I’m trying to do something in my family room that the dog and the kids can’t ruin. Hopefully.

  144. Love your blog – what a difference in the laundry room! Thanks for the details re painting over old wallpaper.

  145. What a fresh and pretty makeover. Aqua and white is such a winning color combo. Well done!

  146. Nicely done! The area is so bright and cheerful now. Flor carpet tiles are a must on my next project! Off to update my dingy laundry room now :-) Thanks for the great ideas….

  147. I really like that drying rack – that would be handy in my tiny laundry nook. Very pretty rug, too! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  148. Love the dryig rack! I will definitely be looking for that during my weekly trip to Walmart! Did you adhere the carpet tiles in any way or are they just laid on the floor? If they aren’t adhered, do they move around at all?

  149. The laundry room looks great! I’m amazed by your transformations no matter how small and budget friendly they may be.

  150. Maybe if my laundry room looked this good, I would do laundry more often. Laundry is my least favorite chore…

  151. The laundry room looks so clean and bright! What I love about this is how simple and budget friendly these changes are and they made such a huge difference. It looks fantastic!

  152. I’ve been looking for something like that drying rack! Not sure if this will take me out of the running for the contest, but could you comment on how you installed it and the sturdiness? There is a pretty critical review on the Walmart site regarding the quality of the rack. Just interested in your opinion before I consider ordering.
    Love the subtle blue on the walls!

  153. What a delightful makeover and on a budget that is manageable! Great job, it looks fabulous! Love the drying rack and the shelf too, and of course, painted cabinets make such a huge difference!

  154. Love the use of the drying rack! The step by step on covering wallpaper was super useful. You definitely have one of the best blogs that always draws me in!

  155. Very inspiring! I could really make use of the drying rack-off to Walmart to check it and other BHG products!

  156. It looks great! The wall-mounted drying rack caught my eye; that’d be so much handier than our current setup!

  157. What a bright and fresh makeover. You’ve inspired me to do something about my dingy laundry room!

  158. I have my laundry room in an unfinished utility area of our otherwise finished basement. I would love for it to look like this!

  159. This is lovely! I too am in the midst of a laundry room refresh, but ours is also our mudroom, so the challenge is having it do multiple things! I like the shelf and the overhead light!

  160. Just sent my hubby a screenshot of the shelf-been meaning to do that! And I need that hanging drying rack!!! Glad it’s on sale! Looks great!

  161. Just the inspiring pictures I need to clean out, redecorate and make my laundry “spiffy”.

  162. Love the simple changes that make a big impact! Looks like I need to add my laundry room to my “2015 refresh” list (:

  163. I love the air-tight containers for the laundry soap – just a great idea and much prettier!!!

  164. I’m always amazed at the BHG selection when I go to Walmart! Great simple laundry room makeover, and I like your use of leftover paint.

  165. I’m working on my laundry room right now! It’s amazing what a coat of fresh paint will do.

  166. Lovely! Your redo is simple, yet fresh & clean! Love it!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  167. I love that you made it looks so bright and fresh without spending a ton of money. Great inspiration!

  168. Love this – especially that floor tile!
    I am also impressed with the way you painted over the wallpaper – great info on that!

  169. It looks so fresh and clean! I’m definitely ordering that wall mounted drying rack!

  170. I’ve enjoyed following your remodel, since we were doing one, too. We also installed tile planking throughout our new home and love, love, love the results. The laundry room featured in today’s post has some great take-away ideas. I really like the small shelf above the appliances. Thanks.

  171. Love the updated laundry room…mine is overdue and you have given me an “spark” to get my butt in gear:)

  172. Love love love the clean and fresh look! It’s amazing what a difference painting the cabinets and walls did for this space!

  173. That is a great transformation. I’d love to fix up and organize my laundry room. Right now, it’s a mess!

  174. We have the same laundry room configuration. I updated ours in a similar color pallet with shelf, drying rack and all. I love it and what a difference it made! My husband still thinks I’m crazy…but then again, he doesn’t do the laundry! :)

  175. I love the look. Wow. Much fresher. And thank you for not having a pintrest/facebook/etc giveaway. I only read blogs not the others so this is refreshing as well.

  176. I am loving your house transformation and this little laundry room is beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to do a load of laundry in this lovely space? You are giving me so many ideas and the courage to try some of them myself! I love the expandable drying rack and am going to head over to Walmart to get one for my son’s new condo- perfect!

  177. Seriously!! Are you sure you don’t want to come help me refresh our house?? So simple and I love the color. I just repainted most of the downstairs and now the kitchen laundry and dining looking drab in comparison. I may do the laundry next.

  178. What a great job on the laundry room (as well as the rest of the house)! Doing laundry in that room would almost be fun :)

  179. That drying rack is amazing! I’m going to have to pick one up for myself. Fantastic job on the laundry room!

  180. What a difference! The transformation is beautiful! I would love to do laundry in a such a beautiful room!

  181. Nice work! It looks so fresh and bright…very inspirational! Man, the power of paint! :). Thanks for the opportunity!

  182. I recently updated my laundry room and put in a shelf and did something similar with my detergent and scent beads…now trying to move into other rooms and update them, so that I don’t have to LIVE in my laundry room!

  183. Wow! Looks so fresh! I love what a fresh coat of paint can do to a room! Great wall color. Thanks for tips on sanding/painting!

  184. Great job once again
    Small but, I have to say my favorite part is the matching laundry soap!!1

  185. It always amazes me to see what a difference a coat (or two!) of paint can do to a room! It looks beautiful and I love all the accessories.

  186. This looks great! I want to put a shelf over my top loading washer as well, love this look!

  187. This is an amazing makeover and the flooring idea is phenomenal! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  188. The laundry room re-do looks great. I am looking up ideas for when we want to re-do our laundry room. I have never heard of the flooring that you installed. It would definitely be something to consider! Thanks for the house update!

  189. Love the drying rack. Right in the middle of our laundry room reno and this would be great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  190. Gee whiz, even the washer and dryer look like they got a coat of white on white! Very pretty room

  191. Looks fabulous! What a difference a coat of paint makes! I love how you added the shelf under the cabinets and the drying rack that expands. It has totally motivated me to get busy updating my laundry room!

  192. So fresh and airy even though there’s no window. My windowless laundry room, which is also the 3-cat bathroom, is one of the areas I want to work on now while I wait to win a small lottery to redo my floors throughout a la Centsational Girl’s gorgeous Nevada house wood-look tile floors. My laundry room should be a relatively cheap project as it will be basically repairing the wall where the too deep, wide and useless 2’x6′ bottom cabinets sat across from the washer/dryer and the cheap cabinet above the washer/dryer which had been ruined by leaking liquid soap, painting the walls and remaining upper cabinet and installing a Rubbermaid track system of wire shelves across the machines/sink wall. Once that’s done, I can have a ball checking for “clevers” from BHG which I love. Thanks for the painting tips and the inspiration.

  193. It’s amazing how a new coat of paint can refresh a room. My master vanity needs a little sprucing up as well – I’ll be using your painting tips. Thank you!

  194. I would love to re-do our laundry room…that just happens to double as our garage…oh, what a little paint and new accessories would do to make laundry some-what bearable!

  195. Beautiful update! It’s amazing how a nice, bright laundry room actually makes laundry a little less painful.

  196. Clean and fresh, a classic Centsational Girl before & after! Thanks for redirecting us to your cabinet painting tips, as I will need them in the near future.

  197. This looks great – my laundry room desperately needs a refresh and this would be a great kick-off to that project. Thanks for the giveaway!

  198. I love the laundry room makeover! Especially the wall mounted drying rack. I hope to use some of the ideas myself. Thanks for sharing.

  199. Very, very impressive. Smart decisions and what a dramatic difference. I liked the feeling that I could actually do this redo-not the best DIYer out there right now. It gave me confidence. Thanks. Loved it.

  200. This looks so good! I used carpet tiles in my laundry room and I really like how easy they are to move out of the way if I need to move our stacked washer/dryer. They’re easy to clean, too.

  201. I have this paint color throughout my home! LOVE it, just mix it with different accent colors for a different feel in each room. We are prepping a new laundry room right now, so could really use a little extra for some fun things! And love the carpet tiles :)

    Thanks!

  202. I like that you added a light next to the light/fan combo. I would like to do that as well as I would like to brighten up my laundry room. I have been painting samples of different light blues on the laundry’s off white walls. I think I am going to copy you and paint the room the bright white of my cabinets. Lovely ,affordable refreshing change to the room.

  203. Your blog never ceases to amaze me! It’s my all time favorite. I am amazed at how you can make it seem so doable. Thank you for sharing the sources for your designs as well! Bravo! Now I’m off to paint my bathroom cabinets finally. I appreciate the inspiration and this giveaway opportunity!

  204. Love the wall color, drying rack and storage containers! Much improved from the “before” !

  205. It is amazing what a bit of paint can do to make a space sparkle. Wish I had that drying rack.

  206. Love that mini shelf. We are going to do the same thing when we get to our laundry room (slow and steady wins the race…). Thanks for the update!

  207. I love that the color scheme is reminiscent of laundry soap. :) Love quick and satisfying refreshes like this!

  208. I did not know that Wal-Mart had drying racks. Definitely need to go get one. The laundry room looks great!

  209. Wow – what a transformation and some great ideas! I haven’t seen the wall mounted air dryer before which will work perfectly in my laundry space! Also love the hook idea!

  210. Looks great! Love the colors you used and thanks for featuring the drying rack. I purchased myself one after seeing it here!

  211. Wow, what a beautiful transformation…it is so bright and cheery now…who wouldn’t want to spend time doing laundry in there!

  212. I love getting updates on your Las Vegas house and you never cease to amaze me with the amazing make overs you do.

  213. It’s once again all about the paint! So fresh and airy now. Looks great, Kate! Can you come to my house and do your magic?

  214. Looks great! Wish we had an actual laundry room…our machine just float in the basement!

  215. I had to keep flipping back and forth between the Before and After. Doesn’t even look like the same space! Just beautiful, Kate!

  216. what an amazing transformation. and good to know about repainting over wallpaper.

    Thanks for the chance to win the gift card.

  217. Wow! It is amazing to see what paint and some other small updats can make to a room. Beautiful laundry room.

  218. love the pull-out drying rack! is it sturdy enough to hold heavier items, like jeans or sweaters?

  219. I love the re-do, and the drying rack is something I’m definitely adding to my laundry room. Thanks!

  220. The wall mounted drying rack is a genius idea. Can’t believe I never thought of that before. I am definitely getting one for my home!

  221. Love it! I would love to get an expanding drying rack like that one (or the ones like a clothesline that expand) as I am forever needing space to dry all those clothes I hang dry! Also love the idea of the pretty containers for laundry soap.

  222. MY LAUNDRY ROOM IS VERY SIMILAR AND IS IN NEED OF A NICE LITTLE REFRESH LIKE THIS! THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION TO GET MY BUTT IN GEAR!!

  223. I love the new feel of the room. Of course, that pale turquoise blue and white are my favorite combination. Thanks for showing us that huge improvements don’t have to cost a fortune.

  224. This is a beautiful refresh! Amazing what a little bit of paint can do. And the shelf over the laundry machines looks like it adds so much function for you. My laundry space is in our basement’s utility room and is decidedly un-pretty. But maybe I can spruce it up with a Walmart gift card. :D

  225. Love how fresh and clean it looks. The BH&G towel rack looks terrific! I’ve never seen those at Walmart-Mart. I will have to look for them.

  226. Once again AHmazing!!! How would you like to come to Chicago AFTER I buy a house and tell me what to do ;)

  227. I dream of having a lovely laundry space such as yours, rather than my current “nasty, unfinished area of the 70 year old house’s basement.” Amazing!

  228. Thanks for the contest! Love the ceiling fixture, might be just what I need. Going to take a look at it. Love the drying rack.

  229. I moved to a new house in June and SWORE I’d get the laundry room to be homey and neat in this house. That gift card sure would help!

  230. WOW, what a change! “Fresh” really is the best word for it! Almost takes the drudgery out of laundry when you have such a nice space to work!

  231. Beautiful and fresh! So awesome that you were able to paint over wallpaper, what a pain it would be to remove. Great job!

  232. Love the makeover and tips for painting over wallpaper instead of removing! Also, the simple shelf over the washer/dryer – adds so much to that dead space!

  233. I love the drying rack, and I desperately need one for my laundry room. However, the reviews for that rack on Walmart.com are not very good. Did you have issues with its sturdiness or with installing it?

  234. I CAN DO THIS ONE! lol! So many projects are beyond me but this one is doable!
    And that cute little shelf and drying rack! So handy.
    Thanks for the inspiration;))

  235. Oh I really need to do this to my laundry room. It’s dark and depressing since it’s in the basement. But I struggle with how to make the ceiling look pretty since it is open to allow access to the pipes, wiring, etc. Then it gets dusty, ick.

  236. I absolutely LOVE the whole makeover! It looks like a new room. You took YEARS off it’s life!!!! Good choice on dealing with the wallpaper and the floor! My laundry room is nice and modern but could definitely use some organization! A $100 gift card would go a long way to getting it in shape. Thank you for the opportunity!!!!

  237. What a great low cost makeover. I like the added shelf above the washer and dryer. Definitely something I could do in my laundry room.

  238. My laundry room is on my list of projects for this year! It also encompasses a pantry area and the hot water heater, so we’re trying to figure out just how to make it all work together. Love your ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

  239. Gorgeous! I’m looking to paint my laundry room a fresh new color and bring in a new rug.

  240. so simple and so clean. i love this. you always have such great taste. all the neutrals. i love it all.

  241. Love the fresh and bright change to the room! Makes a person want to spend time there.

  242. So fresh and clean! I have a small laundry room to re-do and I’m totally getting that wall-mounted drying rack! Perfect!

  243. Love the extendable drying rack….looks like Ballard Design! Will go shopping at Walmart!

  244. Your Las Vegas laundry room looks great and you gave me a nudge to spruce up our laundry room at home. I sure do enjoy following your blog :)

  245. I would love a laundry room refresh, it seems to be the most disastrous room in my house!

  246. Thanks for sharing!! I love how fresh and clean the space is. I dream of a beautiful laundry room one day, instead of a corner in the unfinished part of our basement :)

  247. What an inspiration. First, a simple shelf between my cabinets and the washer/dryer makes so much sense. thanks.

  248. What a difference! I made fabric liners out of sample fabric to line vintage stand-up hampers. It’s now so easy to just to carry the laundry to the machines. I really like the divided rolling hampers for use in the laundry room.

  249. Love that two simple things like paint and hardware can make such a difference! Looks fabulous!

  250. I need to get that drying rack for my room. Great job. So smart of you to use the carpet tiles. Beautiful!

  251. Kate – I’m sure you tire of hearing this, but I love everything you do ! Your style is just my style!

  252. I love that wall mounted drying rack! I may have to check my local Walmart! Nice clean bright space. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize.

  253. We are getting ready to list our house. This post was an inspiration for some workable updates!

    Thank you!

  254. Love how fresh and light it is!! Also, in love with the color choice. I didn’t realize Walmart had that rack! I so need that! Thank you for the ideas and giveaway!

  255. I love how bright and clean this room looks now! Painting the walls and cabinets brightened up the color on the washer and dryer to!

  256. Love this makeover. I have a similarly shabby laundry room that could use a big touch up. This post has given me some great ideas that won’t break my bank. Thank You!

  257. Daggum – what a difference some paint makes, right?! Ive never been lucky enough to “acquire” a home with wallpaper that’s in decent shape, but I’ve always been curious about just painting over it. SO glad to see that thought in action! As far as painting the existing cabinets – it’s amazing how much that can transform a space! I’m super bummed that our ridiculously dark cabinets ALL over the house aren’t going to be super easy to just refinish. They are extra… umm… rustic? I guess we’ll call it that – basically the wood was selected for it’s knots and as awesome as that can be, they stained and sealed everything IN place and without much attention to detail – stain is drippy, as well as the layer of poly, and it was all done after being placed in the rooms, so the tile underneath is also marked with stain in a lot of spots. I thought about possibly replacing the doors, but everything is custom, so that’d either be pricey or a lot of work, and that still wouldn’t address the issue of the knots and such on the rest of the piece. I’d LOVE some suggestions. Perhaps filling the knots and holes with word filler and hand sanding everything smooth (since I can’t take it out to power sand outside) and then just sticking to painting everything? Would be quite a commitment, but other then replacing the base cabinet altogether, I’m thinking this may be the only choice. Agh! Any other ideas?

  258. love the “clean” white paired with the teal blue. So pretty. I would love that many cabinets in my laundry “room”

  259. This is a beautiful transformation. I love what you’ve done to the floor. The carpet looks amazing. I thought it was just a pretty rug and was hoping you’d say where you picked it up.

  260. Your laundry room looks so bright and cheery now! We just moved in May of last year and just hung cabinets and painted the laundry room. I still need to do a few finishing touches but it’s already working better.
    Wash, fold, repeat…….

  261. I adore the drying rack! What a nice touch in such a neat and tidy space! Kate, you are blessed with decorating talent! Thanks for inspiring us all!!

  262. I bet it Is fun to do laundry in that bright white room! Who am I kidding? Laundry is not fun…but it will be less of a dreaded chore in that cheerful space. Kudos!

  263. Love the idea of a shelf above the washer and dryer. Looks and clean and fresh, time for me to get my paint swatches out!

  264. I love how your laundry room looks now! Love the storage space, as well as the large, flat area you can use for folding. Just having a bright, cheery area makes doing laundry so much more enjoyable. Great job on the updates!

  265. Looks fantastic! Great tips here. I especially like how just a few hints of colored accessories can add to the room.

  266. Impressive. A great transformation. Will be trying this myself, thanks for sharing.

  267. The amount of storage space is amazing in that laundry room. The white paint takes it to a whole new level also!

  268. AMAZING what a little paint can do! We painted our kitchen cabinets and it changed the entire feel of the room. LOVE that accent rug too. Great job!

  269. The room is so fresh looking now. Love to use Behr paint, such good quality. The drying rack is a great addition also.

  270. I am surprised that the appliances are not the new energy efficient front loaders. The room looks great and organized.

  271. I really love it, so crisp and clean looking. I think I would love laundry with a room like this! Have a great day!

  272. Wow! What a difference! It’s really funny, I just put my laundry detergent in a flip tight storage container last night! I buy Charlie’s soap in a bucket of 1250 loads. I recently learned that glass is not a good choice. ;)

    Love your blog

  273. Very gorgeous! It’s a very fun color and looks nice and airy! And I really love that wall mounted drying rack! I never knew those existed and would be a space saver for me! I know my stepmom would really love it too.

  274. I have ugly ’80s wallpaper in our small powder bathroom that needs to go. I have avoided it because I didn’t want to have to strip it. Now I’m wondering if I can paint over it. Hmmm. Thanks for showing me how much it can make a difference!

  275. A fabulous light and bright make over! Thanks for sharing where to find the products you used. I’ll be heading to Walmart this weekend to check out the drying rack. Love your blog!

  276. It looks so fresh! Although I’ve done a mini makeover on my laundry room within the last year or so, I am inspired to do another. Great job!

  277. The laundry room is next on our to do list, love the light fixture you chose, I was looking for inspiration and something with a smaller scale like that.

  278. I truly like what you have done. Everything looks great. Did you put baskets in the cabinets? You have some great leftover space for innovative laundry hampers or a pull down folding table. Nice job.

  279. It is amazing what a little white paint can do to brighten up a space! Love the simple clean look.

  280. My favs are the ones that add function – the drying rack and shelf. These ideas are easy to add to my upgrade plans. Thanks.

  281. Re-doing my laundry this weekend! Beginning with scraping ceilings. Long way to go but excited!

  282. I am in LOVE with the “Spot On” style in either the turquoise color or black! We are going to be redoing my daughter’s room, and this style rug would be perfect!

  283. Really nice makeover! Easy fixes that made such a difference in the space. Thanks for the inspiration.

  284. Wow this looks great i love white cabinents. The room looks crisp and fresh yet simple. I wouldnt mind doing laundry after the update :).

  285. Love the Laundry Room Makeover! The shelf over the machines is a great idea and I love the carpet! What a difference a little (or a lot) of paint can make!! I plan to replace the lighting in my laundry room and that light fixture you used would be the perfect replacement. Love getting new ideas from your Blog!

  286. Very nice. I need to work on my laundry room too. I an thinking of a very light lavender.

  287. I love the changes you made to your laundry room. I especially love the shelf you put over the washer and dryer. I’m crazy about the Better Homes & Garden products at Wal-Mart and hope to win!!!!

  288. The room looks terrific! I am trying to spruce up my garage laundry corner, with essentially no budget. The pull-out laundry rack would be a wonderful addition. I would use the gift card for one!

  289. Great refresh!! I love the extra cabinetry in the laundry room it seems like it would be super helpful

  290. I love Boost in red. Reminds me of a Flying Geese quilt pattern. I also love your laundry room rug. Love Flor squares.

  291. I have that drum light! I got mine from Overstock, though. Hoping I made the right decision price wise, haha! Nice job!

  292. Oh wow, I love what you did with the cabinets in this space. And you would never know that there is wallpaper behind that paint! Beautiful!

  293. Bright white is genius–even at night this room will look bright and invite you to wash, fold and tidy things away!

  294. I really like the way the room turned out. The wall mounted drying rack is great, I could really use one. I also love the rug, the color is perfect and it really helps to brighten up the room.

  295. This is exactly what I need to do to my less then stellar laundry room! Thanks for inspiring!